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Science Alert   22 January 2020   Australia  
<p>Throughout its life, our planet has been pummelled by countless asteroids and comets - even more so than the crater-ridden Moon. Today, thanks to Earth's continually changing surface, there are remarkably few scars left to tell the tale.<br />Australia's ...
<p>A 100-year-old green sea turtle is undergoing lifesaving treatment after she was found in the ocean by fishermen who noticed she wasn't able to dive. <br />Rhea the green sea turtle was brought to the Ark Aid Animal Hospital in the Northern Territory on ...
TIME   07 January 2020   Australia  
<p>The hot, dry conditions that primed southeastern Australia’s forest and fields for the bushfires that have been ravaging the country since September are likely to continue, scientists warn — and climate change has likely made the situation much worse.<br>Over ...
The Sydney Morning Herald   21 November 2019   Australia   Sydney  
<p>It was a historic moment that passed Sydney by.<br />Without any public fanfare, a giant tunnel boring machine named Kathleen has completed digging the first rail tunnel under Sydney Harbour for a new metro train line.<br />So unremarked has been the occasion ...
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urbantransportnews.com   16 November 2019   Australia   Tasmania  
<p>Tasmania, Australia (Urban Transport News): The world-renowned Australian designer and manufacturer of Tunnel Boring Machine, TERRATEC has announced the delivery of the first two of three 6.61m diameter Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) for Pune Metro Rail ...
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The Age   18 July 2019   Australia   Melbourne  
<p>The State Library station being built as part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project is starting to take shape, with the underground station's first platforms being carved out of the earth beneath Swanston Street.<br />A 200-metre long tunnel has been ...
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Mining Technology   07 March 2019   Australia  
<p>Australia boasts some of the world&rsquo;s largest mineral deposits, including 21.9 billion tonnes of iron ore and 3,550 tonnes of gold, stretched over one of the largest and most sparsely populated islands in the world. With just 3.1 people per square ...
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West Gate Tunnel Project   10 December 2018   Australia   Melbourne  
<p>The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week.</p> <p>Melbournians have talked about an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades, and the Labor Government will ...
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Cosmos Magazine   16 November 2018   Australia  
<p>Across the globe, countries are figuring out how to bring plants and animals back to abandoned mines. With as many as 60,000 such sites, Australia could offer important lessons. Bianca Nogrady reports.</p>
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The Sydney Morning Herald   12 September 2018   Australia   Sydney  
<p>Taxpayers are likely to bear only a small portion of the cost of a new $378 million metro rail station underneath Sydney&rsquo;s existing Martin Place station, after the government completed a deal to sell the air rights above the station to Macquarie Group.</p> <p>The ...
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